Vienna, Austria – “Indonesia consistently continues to adopt a balanced drug-prevention and law enforcement policy, in which Indonesia encourages each country to respect each country’s legal sovereignty in implementing policy and law enforcement on drug issues” affirmed by Head of the National Narcotics Agency, Police General Drs Heru Winarko, SH as Chairman of the Indonesian Delegation at the General Debate of the 61st Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) meeting in Vienna, Austria (13/3).
In addition to law enforcement efforts, Indonesia also said that drug crime is still on the rise and the tendency of crime mode is constantly changing, which is why Indonesia continues to strengthen international cooperation and the role of various national institutions related to the handling of drugs including BPOM which currently has a legal action function.
In line with the above view, on the occasion, the Director of Law and Political and Security Agreement, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ricky Suhendar, stated that there is no one size fit all mechanism in the implementation of strict criminal sanctions for the perpetrators of drug crime, criminal sanctions need to be respected by each country. In this regard, the 1961 UN Convention, 1971 and 1988 on Narcotics and Psychotropics have a central role in balancing prevention and law enforcement efforts in the handling of drug trafficking.
CND is a forum in charge of supervising the implementation of international drug control treaties and providing inputs related to efforts or steps in controlling the circulation of narcotics, psychotropic substances and precursors. The Indonesian delegation to the negotiations consisted of related K / L representatives, among others, the National Narcotics Agency, the Food and Drug Supervisory Agency, the Police, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Social Affairs, the Attorney General’s Office, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Embassy / Vienna Embassy.